Saturday, March 23, 2019

Weekly Update 3/23

Toys at School
I have seen a dramatic increase of toys and other miscellaneous items being brought to school in the recent weeks. I have told the scholars that if any toy is played with that I will keep it in my desk until his/her parent can come pick it up from me. I hate to be such a stickler, but it has become quite the distraction. It would help us immensely if you would talk with your student about not bringing things from home to school. Thank you for your assistance!


A Note From the Music Department Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians,

Believe it or not, the fourth annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching.
It will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.

The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:15 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:45 p.m.



Attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at rboswell@archwaylincoln.org and gpabon@archwaylincoln.org

Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Glory Pabon
Music Teachers │Archway Lincoln Classical Academy

Friday, March 8, 2019

Weekly Update 3/8


Greetings Archway Lincoln Parents and Guardians,

Believe it or not, the fourth annual mandatory Archway Lincoln Spring Concert is fast approaching!

It will be held on Thursday, April 4 at the
Higley Center for the Performing Arts
4132 E. Pecos Road Gilbert, AZ 85295.

The K-2 concert will be 5:30-6:30 p.m. with students arriving at 5:15 p.m.
The 3-5 concert will be 7-8 p.m. with students arriving at 6:45 p.m.



Attire for concerts is as follows:
Boys: White dress shirt, black pants, black dress shoes, and black socks. Hair should be combed neatly.
Girls: White top, black skirt (black tights optional), or black dress pants, and black dress shoes. Hair should be styled neatly.
Working with your children is a delight and privilege. I look forward to enjoying this beautiful event with you. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at rboswell@archwaylincoln.org and gpabon@archwaylincoln.org

Thank You,
Rachel Boswell and Glory Pabon
Music Teachers │Archway Lincoln Classical Academy



Spalding Phonogram Cues
The way we distinguish between certain phonograms is by their cues. Please mark the back of your phonogram flashcards with the following cues to help your scholar (and yourself) learn the cues more quickly. I will add more as we progress through the phonograms.

  • ai (not used)
  • oi (not used)
  • er (her)
  • ir (first)
  • ur (nurse)
  • ear (early)
  • au (not used)
  • ck (2 letters)
  • ui (not used)
  • oa (boat)
  • ph (2 letters)
  • eigh (4 letters)
  • oe (toe)
  • kn (2 letters, beginning)
  • gn (2 letters)
  • wr (2 letters)
  • dge (3 letters)
  • eigh (4 letters)
  • ti (tall)
  • ci (short)

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Weekly Update 3/2

Field Day-March 8th
We are so excited to be preparing for this as a school. Our team shirts are being made and the kids have been practicing the games in P.E. This is sure to be a fun event! There are just a few logistical things you will need to remember to keep everyone safe and to ensure we have the best time:
  • Please put sunscreen on your scholar before they come to school
  • They may wear a hat, but they will be responsible to keep track of it
  • They will need a water bottle with their name on it. This can be their typical water bottle they bring to school, please just make sure it is labeled. There are no stations handing out waters, so it is imperative that your child brings their water bottle.
  • There will not be any hot lunch on this day, so all full day scholars will need to pack a lunch.
Lastly, if anyone has a collapsible utility type of wagon we could use for this event, please send me an email!


Monday, February 25, 2019

Weekly Update 2/25

Field Day
Our Annual Field Day will take place on March 8th. It will be a fun day where we will get to participate in fun activities and games on the field for half of the school day. We are asking that you bring in a plain white shirt for your scholar by Friday. We will be making team shirts so we will all look unified. Please make sure your student's name is on the shirt before turning it in. Also, I want to make you aware that there will be no hot lunch on this day. All full day students will need to bring their packed lunch. Lastly, please make sure your child brings a water bottle and has on sunscreen before they come to school. 

If you would like to help, please click here for our class sign up. 

Coach Edmondson still needs some help with some of the stations. Please click here to access his sign up. (Access code is ACL2019) 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Weekly Update 2/18

Mother Son Event
Our Mother Son Game Date is coming up fast.  Moms and Sons are invited to join us Saturday March 2nd from 4:30-7:30 on the Lincoln Field.  Tickets are on Sale now and $15 per person if bought on line by February 27th at 8pm or $20 at the gate the day of the event.  Buy here.  The events is open to all Moms and sons that attend Archway Lincoln. For more information, visit our Events page

ATHLETIC FIELD DAY PREP
For the next few weeks leading up to Athletic Field Day at Archway Lincoln on March 8, all K-2 PE classes will be preparing for all ten of the Olympic events we'll be playing. We will be stretching vital body parts in preparation for the events. Scholars will be learning the rules and strategy of each event, including how events will be scored for AFD and how to show good sportsmanship to compete for the sportsmanship award. Here are the events we'll be covering:

  • Long Jump
  • Tug of War
  • Horse Shoes
  • Relay Race
  • Olympic Rings
  • Discus
  • Dodgeball
  • Capture the Flag
  • Potato Sack Races
  • Ball & Hoop


Abraham Lincoln's Birthday
The scholars had some fun on Tuesday of last week celebrating Abraham Lincoln's birthday.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Weekly Update 2/11

Field Trip
Thanks to all of your help, we had a very successful field trip! It was great fun watching the puppets and playing in the park! I hope they all came home a happy tired that night!


Great Hearts Day
At Archway Lincoln, we will not celebrate Valentine’s Day as it is traditionally celebrated in schools, but will instead celebrate Great Hearts Day on Thursday, February 14th. Our class will have a short celebration, the focus of which is on friendship and kind-heartedness, not gifts and candy. 

Our classroom liaison and I will plan a celebration during which the students will enjoy activities that recognize what it means to be a good friend. Our hope is that each child is celebrated for the ways in which he or she demonstrates Friendship in our classroom and community.

Please remember that students are not to bring in any Valentine’s cards or treats for their classmates. We will take care of showing our appreciation for our friends during our party. If any student brings in Valentines or candy, we will need to put them in the backpack to be returned home. 

Thank you for your consideration of this special day and of the traditions here at Archway Lincoln!

Field Day-March 8th
As many of you know, Field Day is approaching quickly on Friday, March 8th, 2019. For those of you who are new to Field Day, it is an opportunity for your student to participate in a half-days’ worth of sporting events (i.e. Relay Races, Tug-of-War, etc.), where they compete with their classmates against other classes in active/healthy competition. This is a pretty large event in which multiple volunteers will be needed.
We are reaching out to all families in order to extend an invite to join your students on this eventful day, and volunteer for either K-2 grades (morning events) or 3-5 grades (afternoon events). There are multiple stations being ran at once, and data will need to be recorded, refreshments and water will need to be provided, etc. We can use all the help we can get!

Therefore, if you would be interested in helping/volunteering, please sign up for a slot here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084CADAE23A1FE3-archway. The access code is ACL2019.

If you have any questions, please contact either Coach Edmondson (K-2) - wedmondson@archwaylincoln.org or Coach Faurot (3-5) - kfaurot@archwaylincoln.org. We appreciate each and every one of you for all that you do.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Weekly Update 2/2

Ice Cream Celebration
The scholars have earned all of their listening stones and have chosen to celebrate with ice cream. Please respond to the email I have sent out in order for your child to participate. Thank you to everyone that is willing to help procure supplies for this celebration! Your willingness to help warms my heart.

Daddy Daughter Dance


Germs
Today the scholars learned about how fast germs can spread by our simple everyday activities. We first put glitter on everyone's hands (to represent microscopic germs) and then proceeded to do a normal school activity. It was an eye opening experience to see just how fast germs spread, how far they can go, and even how hard it is to get rid of them! Also, I apologize for your child coming home covered in glitter. 


Great Hearts Day
At Archway Lincoln, we will not celebrate Valentine’s Day as it is traditionally celebrated in schools, but will instead celebrate Great Hearts Day on Thursday, February 14th. Our class will have a short celebration, the focus of which is on friendship and kind-heartedness, not gifts and candy. 

Our classroom liaison and I will plan a celebration during which the students will enjoy activities that recognize what it means to be a good friend. Our hope is that each child is celebrated for the ways in which he or she demonstrates Friendship in our classroom and community.

Please remember that students are not to bring in any Valentine’s cards or treats for their classmates. We will take care of showing our appreciation for our friends during our party. If any student brings in Valentines or candy, we will need to put them in the backpack to be returned home. 

Thank you for your consideration of this special day and of the traditions here at Archway Lincoln!





Field Trip
Our class will be headed to the Great Arizona Puppet Theater on February, February 8th. Please make sure you have paid the consumables fee through the parent portal. This will serve as your child's permission slip. We have a few items that we are in need of in order to make our field trip run a bit more smoothly. You can see the sign up here. We have all of the parent chaperone spots filled, but if you would like to meet us there and pay your own way in, we would be happy to meet up with you there. Please note however, that you will be unable to drive your child to or from school, nor will you be able to take them home from the field trip. If you plan on meeting us there, please shoot me an email to let me know to expect you!

Spalding Phonogram Cues
The way we distinguish between certain phonograms is by their cues. Please mark the back of your phonogram flashcards with the following cues to help your scholar (and yourself) learn the cues more quickly. I will add more as we progress through the phonograms.

  • ai (not used)
  • oi (not used)
  • er (her)
  • ir (first)
  • ur (nurse)
  • ear (early)
  • au (not used)
  • ck (2 letters)
  • ui (not used)
  • oa (boat)
  • ph (2 letters)
  • eigh (4 letters)
  • oe (toe)
  • kn (2 letters, beginning)
  • gn (2 letters)
  • wr (2 letters)
  • dge (3 letters)